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Article by Glanz and her team receives honor from major nutrition journal

UPenn PRC Director Karen Glanz, MPH, PhD and her co-authors received the 2019 High-Impact Award from the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (JNEB) for a highly cited paper published in 2016. The publication focuses on synthesizing the evidence about … Read more


A call for answers for the ‘Three Identical Strangers’

UPenn PRC Director, Karen Glanz, MPH, PhD and Holly Fernandez Lynch of Penn’s Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy , shine a light on the responsibilities of the research ethics community when it comes to deceptive experiments like the … Read more


Year in Review – 2018

As we begin the new year 2019, we’ve compiled some highlights of the past year at the UPenn Prevention Research Center.  Enjoy the video, and note some of our key accomplishments: We saw  results of our research in skin cancer … Read more


Highlights from the 2018 Evidence Academy

The Tobacco Control Science Evidence Academy was held last Friday, November 16, 2018 at The Study at University City. There was ample space for the 90 registrants, breakfast and lunch, along with nine different breakout sessions. All were there to … Read more

Call for Flash Talks at the Tobacco Control Conference

We are seeking researchers, graduate students, postdocs, and community public health practitioners to give 6-minute “flash talks” about tobacco research, practice, or advocacy at the Tobacco Control Science Evidence Academy on Friday, November 16, 2018 in Philadelphia. Talks in all … Read more

Linking a Child’s Environment to Obesity

There is a global childhood obesity epidemic and researchers in the United States are working toward solutions, including prevention. Compared to adults, there has been relatively little research linking a child’s environment to their weight. This report, published in The … Read more